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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Little flipper...

So my little gymnast has decided that her new favorite thing to do is flip backwards off the couch...guess she's just laying the foundation for a good back handspring :) We just need to work on the landing, haha!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Loving the ORANGE and BLUE...

If you had said before this draft that Jimmy Clausen would be on the board with Tim Tebow was taken, you would have won a lot of bets. Josh McDaniels, however, would have taken your money. The Denver Broncos saw their next franchise quarterback, and went after him with a vengeance. They gave up their second, third, and fourth-round picks to move up to Baltimore's 25th overall selection, and drafted Tebow with that pick.

(Photos: Photos from NFL draft in New York)

Now, putting the intangibles aside - we're not questioning Tebow's competitiveness, work ethic, or character. The questions revolve around his ability to take the NFL by the scruff of the neck despite a somewhat limited repertoire of actual, you know, quarterback tools. Though he's shortened his delivery and made it more pro-ready, there are still hitches in the overall mechanism. He'll have to learn to make more complex reads at the next level, which is one of many reasons so many people think he'll have to take a couple of "redshirt years" while he grabs the NFL schemes. The Broncos haveKyle Orton(notes) and Brady Quinn(notes) in the meantime, so the succession plan would seem to be in place.

However, McDaniels dances to a different beat. The Broncos also traded down and picked up Georgia Tech receiver DeMaryius Thomas, who is primarily known for deep routes, and he's got three quarterbacks without one elite deep arm in the bunch. So, what you think makes sense might not happen. Knowing McDaniels, he might put Tebow in there right away, and align his ego with the notion that he alone can make Tebow an instant NFL starter.

Speaking of NFL starters, what happened to Clausen, ostensibly the most pro-ready quarterback in this draft class? He watched the entire first round go by without hearing his name called -- certainly an unexpected result in a day filled with surprises.

Oh, and remember all those comments Jacksonville Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver had about picking Tebow to fill the seats? The Broncos open the season at Jacksonville, so we'll see if Weaver was right.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


So I just got the camera (Canon EOS Rebel XS) I have been wanting (thanks Daddy) and I am testing it out! Just a few snapshots of the girls...enjoy!

These little beauties are reeking havoc on my sinuses!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday Julian :)

It's hard to believe that 3 years ago (April 19th) we welcomed little Miss Julian into the world...it's been so much fun watching her grow! Happy Birthday sweet girl!

Little Mermaid Vanity Set - I think she was excited :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Cinderella Cake...

So this was the first time I ever used fondant to decorate a cake - but, Julian wanted a Cinderella cake, so I thought, how hard can it be :) I had to record the progress and I was pretty proud of the finished product...the good news was it tasted good!

As the Cake Boss would say, "dirty iced"
Draping of fondant...
Cinderella made her entrance...

Scroll work to match her bodice...
One happy little girl :)

Princess Birthday Bash...

We celebrated Julian's 3rd birthday on Saturday the 17th (her actual birthday is the 19th) It was a day full of princess goodies, including TuTu's, magic wands and jewelry. To top it off, there was a Cinderella cake, but that deserves it's own post :) SO hard to believe she is 3 - where does the time go???

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Sunday...

We enjoyed a beautiful Easter Sunday - church, eggs hunts and lots of friends! We just wish daddy was here to celebrate with us :)

Ava Clare's

I think I see the Easter Bunny :)

Let's go hunt some eggs!

My absolute FAVORITE shot from the day!